I am a private chef, caterer and cooking instructor and I'm passionate about all things that make life better, beautiful and more tasteful. Please enjoy the videos found below. I hope you will find them informative and fun.
Comfort Food and Easy Entertaining
As a private chef, caterer and cooking instructor I am often asked "What do you enjoy cooking when you're at home on a weeknight or entertaining guests at your table?" I started this blog to answer that question. Here I will share with all of you the recipes that I find delicious and comforting. Many of the recipes are my own versions of classic dishes, some are contemporary twists on old ideas, and some are discoveries I made while perusing my grandmother’s vast collection of cookbooks dating back to the early 1900’s. Please enjoy these videos. I have also included links to some of the published articles I have written recently. Please feel free to comment here or email me directly with any questions, comments or general thoughts. My email address and information on my catering, private chef and private cooking classes can be found on my website: www.portlandcomfortfood.com
In-Home Cooking Classes I also offer cooking classes for everyone from beginners on up. We offer a variety of classes and can tailor classes for your private group. A great idea for parties or get-togethers, cooking classes are typically delivered in your home, though we can arrange for alternate locations. Classes usually run between 2-3 hours, but will be structured around your goals, and are hands on and interactive rather than demonstration-based. When you can actually get your hands on the ingredients and practice, it’s much easier to master them. Practice doesn’t always make perfect, but it will get you pretty darned close!! Space in cooking classes is limited to the size of your kitchen or the location you select. Keep in mind that when we’re in the kitchen and using the stove or oven, things can warm up quickly of we’re crowded.
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